Welcome to the ECCC PTA

Announcement

Thanks to the 2015-16 ECCC PTA Officers and Leadership Team for their service this year.

ECCC PTA 2015-16 Executive Committee

Anne Davidson – Co-President, Cindy Goolsby – Co-President, Elli Heaton – Co-Vice President, Cindy Smoak – Co-Vice President, Lori Bartik – Treasurer, Sara O’Dea – Secretary, Stephanie Daniels – Parliamentarian & Past President Advisor, Anita Hagins Jones – Past President Advisor

ECCC PTA Committee Chairs

Communications — Harlika Watzman & Jill Wilson, Community Outreach — Cassie Rogers Rogers, Diversity — Barbara Sobel, Environmental Education — Stephanie Ives & Harlika Watzman, Family Engagement — Ellen Henry, Health and Wellness — Jennifer Saboura, Honoring Our Heroes — Jennifer Limeri, Hospitality — Erika Brasco, Legislation — Ann Duffy & Beth Freeman, Membership — Patty Holdmeyer & Amy Carroll, Scholarship — Patty Pace, Youth Services — Victoria Ellis

ECCC PTA Specialists

National PTA School of Excellence — Amoni Witcher, Red Ribbon Week — Monique Guilford, Reflections – Krystle Barrett

ECCC PTA Cluster Representatives

Lassiter/Kell — Annette Moffat, Pope —  McKensey Cantando, Sprayberry — Susan McCullough & Amie Fann, TOTY Coordinator, Walton — Heather Callahan, Wheeler – Sarah Kirwan

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Congratulations to the  ECCC PTA officers for the 2016-17 school year.

President:  Kristy Flowers (Wheeler Cluster)

Co-Vice President: Cindy Goolsby (Lassiter/Kell Cluster)

Co-Vice President: Mirla Bigda (Lassiter/Kell Cluster)

 Secretary: Susan Sharrow (Walton Cluster)

 Treasurer: Cindy Smoak (Sprayberry Cluster)

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About the ECCC PTA

We look forward to working with our PTA volunteers, students, teachers, administrators and community leaders throughout East Cobb to make every child’s potential a reality.

The theme for 2015-16 is “Reach for the Stars. Change the World.” Together we strive to help our children to grow and to learn. A high-quality education is indispensable to our children in an exponentially competitive world and essential to the ongoing strength of our communities. Let us know how we can help support your students and school communities.

Our aim is nothing less than to help our students reach for the stars and change the world.

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Our Mission

To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in  schools, the community, and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;

To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children, and;

To encourage parent and public involvement in the public  schools of the Nation.

PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships

Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school communityFamilies are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class.

Standard 2: Communicating effectivelyFamilies and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.

Standard 3: Supporting student successFamilies and school staff continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.

Standard 4: Speaking up for every childFamilies are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.

Standard 5: Sharing powerFamilies and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.

Standard 6: Collaborating with communityFamilies and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.